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Term: Cornice Class:  
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Created 6 June 2017
Last modified 6 June 2017
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Definition: An overhanging accumulation of ice and wind-blown snow, characteristically found on the edge of a ridge or cliff face.  NSIDCCryosphere 

The overhanging portion of a snow field produced by drifting snow.  WMOMeteoterm 

An overhanging structure of ice or snow formed at a topographic edge (such as a mountain ridge) by wind-driven deposition. Cornices can be extremely hazardous to mountain climbers. Cornice release can also initiate avalanches.  AMSglossary 

An overhanging accumulation of ice and wind-blown snow, characteristically found on the edge of a ridge or cliff face.  SPRI 

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